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On this day: Steven Gerrard slipped and so did Liverpool’s title hopes

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Six years ago today, Steven Gerrard was left with a horror moment that will forever haunt him and Liverpool fans for years to come.

April 27, 2014, is a day Steven Gerrard and Liverpool fans would wish they could wipe from their memories.

Under the guidance of Brendan Rodgers, the Reds looked set to end what would have been their 24-year wait for a Premier League title.

A star studded Liverpool side boasted names like Luis Suarez, Philippe Coutinho, Raheem Sterling and Steven Gerrard himself.

When Chelsea faced Liverpool, there was lots of optimism from the Reds faithful and they did have reason to feel that way.

The Reds were on a 16-game unbeaten streak in the Premier League – winning their previous 11 encounters, including a dramatic 3-2 win over rivals Manchester City.

With three games remaining and a five point lead at the top, it looked destined Liverpool were going to win the Premier League title, until Steven Gerrard happened.

Right on the stroke of half-time, Gerrard mis-controlled a simple pass from Mamadou Sakho and slipped in his own half. A racing Demba Ba picked up the loose ball and made no mistake slotting calmly past a helpless Simon Mignolet.

The moment trended all over Twitter today as ‘Slippy G’s day’

Silence was all over Anfield and Gerrard didn’t know where to look, shocked at what just happened. Willian’s stoppage time goal rubbed salt into the wounds of the Anfield faithful but that wasn’t all.

A little over a week later, they surrendered a three-goal lead to draw 3-3 at Selhurst Park. Their title dream was over. All fingers pointed to ‘Slippy Gerrard’ and that pivotal moment.

The Liverpool legend has gone on to reveal the moment still haunts him today and it also did his legacy, as he ended an illustrious career without a Premier League title.

If players could go back in time and change one moment from their careers, we have no doubt this very moment will be the one Gerrard has in mind.